Watermelon (Curcubit)

As a watermelon grower, a quality yield is your highest priority. Generating a well-shaped melon, with consistent vibrant color and sweet, juicy flesh will reduce losses. But where can you find a natural product that will improve efficacy of your fungicides and promote a more sustainable agriculture? VEGRO® special programs for watermelon is the answer.

+70%
Weight Count
+19%
Piece Count
-70%
Regression Ratio (GSB)
++
Healthier Crop
Agronomic Data
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Problem

Your crop is continuously exposed to various and numerous stresses and diseases, reducing your profit margins and causing your crop to be late to market. More and more chemicals are needed to generate a better yield. The watermelon market is a highly competitive one and every single aspect must be improved. Pack-out ratio is very important, improvements on aspects such as: skin, shape, size, and taste, all make a difference.

Solution

VEGRO® for Watermelon, is the answer you are looking for and our natural bio stimulants will exceed your expectations.

More quality yield + Healthier crop + More natural  =  More money and better return on investment!

VEGRO® generates nice and homogenous color with a substantial early maturity. The sweet, juicy flesh will be vibrant in color and keep your customers coming back for more.

Think VEGRO®, the new generation of a potent bio stimulants based on natural and concentrated seaweed marine active ingredients. VEGRO® has been specifically formulated to help and promote: 

  • Quality yields (x1.5 more ref/agronomic study) with faster growth
  • Solid and better quality flowering
  • More and larger leaves (less sunburns)
  • Better shaped fruit
  • More uniform sizes. (better pack-out)
  • Reduce early drop or losses
  • Early maturity
  • Improves the efficacy of the fungicides. (-47% Gummy Stem Blight agrnomic study…)
  • Improves the overall crop health
  • Best anti stress on the market (negative stress) 

VEGRO® is not a fertilizer and it is not a fungicide, it is a natural bio stimulant which works in combination with your fungicides and fertilizers.

It also helps to reduce your chemical inputs and to improve the efficacy of your fungicides. Please click here to read about our agronomic studies on different crops that demonstrate scientifically the performance of our products.

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VEGRO® Watermelon Program

VEGRO® helps to restore and/or to improve cell's differentiation, cell's division and cell's enlargement or, in other words, to safely grow more and better. These applications increase and secure the pre-fertilization, fertilization and post-fertilization natural processes. It is at the fertilization that all natural genetic codes are set, it is the moment that everything is getting decided, then cell's elongation or enlargement it is the process to fill the cells. The quality of the flowering, the fruit-set, this is where you will get more fruits, more sizes, better shaped fruit. VEGRO® is also very performant at cell's enlargement and promotes so nice uniform sizes and earlier maturity. VEGRO® also produces another significant effect by promoting and improving the crop’s photosynthesis activity. The result: firmer fruit and less early fruit drop with an early maturity (nutrient uptake). It also improves the efficacy of your fungicides (proven efficacy, please refer to agronomic data).

Stages of Application

9 Leaves or Primary Side Shoots Visible

Applications 2-5

Foliar Spray

1 Quart per Acre

1 Quart per Acre

1

9 Leaves or Primary Side Shoots Visible

All flowers with elongated ovary visible on main stem at tertiary sides shoot.

2

Application 2-5

Fruit - Strawberry Botrytis and Powdery Mildew icon

Fruit - Strawberry "special Botrytis & Powdery Mildew"

Objectives: Evaluate the interest of VEGRO® when in contact with diseases such as "Botrytis & Powdery Mildew".

Results:

+$777

ROI per acre +Vegro in [T5] Vs Grow Std [T3]

-64%

Botrytis Presence with Vegro®+fungicides

-36%

Botrytis presense with Vegro® + NO Fungicide

-63%

Pow Mild presence with Vegro+Fungicides

-44%

Pow Mild presence with Vegro® + NO Fungicide

+53%

More YIELD/acre with Vegro®+Fungicides Vs Ctrl

+20%

More YIELD/acre with Vegro®+Fungicides Vs Grow Std

+53%

More FLATS/acre with Vegro®+Fungicides Vs Ctrl

+20%

More FLATS/acre with Vegro®+Fungicides Vs Grow Std

+70%

More EARLY MATURITY with Vegro®+Fungicides

+57%

More EARLY MATURITY with Vegro® + NO fungicides

$$$

MORE YIELD & EARLY MATURITY

0%

With Vegro® zero Phyto-toxicity
Fruit - Strawberry quality yield, early maturity & health icon

Fruit - Strawberry "special quality yield, early maturity & Health"

Objectives: Evaluate the interest of VEGRO® for quality yield, health and early maturity

Results:

+20%

Extra Quality yield/acre when Vegro® (T1) is added to GS

+619 pcs

Extra Pieces of berry/acre collected when Vegro® (T1) added to GS

+33 lbs

Of extra weight (Lbs) when Vegro® (T1) added to GS

+18%

Extra weight count/acre when Vegro® (T1) added to GS

+4 flats

Full flats with Vegro® (out of the 6 picks of the trial)

+43%

Early maturity with Vegro® (three first harvests)

+72%

Early maturity with Vegro® on harvest #3

++

Uniform size berries with Vegro®

++

Healthier with Vegro®

0%

With Vegro® zero Phyto-toxicity

99.8%

Natural

++

Help to reduce chemical inputs
Fruit - Strawberry Yield - California icon

Supplemental Foliar program with VEGRO® for strawberry production in California

Objectives: To quantify seasonal yields of fresh market strawberries in a California environment utilizing Vegro®

Results:

+$2.560

More Net Return per acre in [T3] for the Grower

+25%

More NET Return in [T3] Foliar than in [T4] soil LR

+$2,049

More NET Return for the Grower with [T4] Soil Low Rate

+14.6%

Money wise ($), improvement rate (%) in [T3] Vs the Grower Std [T1]

2,529 Trays

Trays per acre for [T3]

+275 Trays

Trays per acre for [T3] Vs GS [T1]

+12.2%

More trays per acre in % with [T3] Vs GS [T1]

+20% W1

Yield/acre in Week #1 [T3] Vs [T1]

+35.6% W2

Yield/acre in Week #2 [T3] Vs [T1]

+14.5% W3

Yield/acre in Week #3 [T3] Vs [T1]

+58% [T3]

Early maturity happens during the 1st two weeks of harvest in [T3] Vs [T1]

0%

With Vegro® zero Phyto-toxicity
Fruit - Tomato for quality yield with Vegro® icon

Fruit - Tomato for quality yield with Vegro®

Objectives: Evaluate the interest of VEGRO® for tomato yield.

Results:

+21%

Extra yield in Fruit count when Vegro® added to GS (T1)

+340

Extra Pcs of fruit count when Vegro® added to GS (T1)

+15%

In Weight count when Vegro® added to GS (T1)

+58

Lbs of weight count when Vegro® added to GS (T1)

0%

Vegro® (T1) is zero Phyto-toxicity
Veggies - Bell peppers

Veggies - Bell peppers "special quality yield and Antrachnose disease"

Objectives: When applied by foliar spray, to demonstrate the ability of Vegro® to improve the efficacy of the fungicides for the antrachnose control and to help to grow more natural. Main parameters monitored for this study: Pressure disease (severity); Yield (weight & fruit counts) and fruit size distribution.

Results:

+8%

Vegro® brings +8% more efficacy to the fungicides between [T2] and [T3] GS

+65 Pcs

More fruit count between [T2] and [T3] GS

+25.5%

Fruit count wise, in % between [T2] and [T3] GS

+5 Lbs

More weight count between [T2] and [T3] GS

+16.7%

In percentage between [T2] and [T3] (Vegro® net contribution).

+6.2%

More LARGE sizes with Vegro® in [T2] than in [T3] GS

+2%

More JUMBO's size with Vegro® in [T2] than in [T3] GS

-2.5%

Less Trash for Grower in [T2] than [T3] GS

0%

Vegro® is zero Phytotoxicity
Veggies - Bell peppers - Bacterial spot icon

Veggies - Bell peppers "special Bacterial Spot disease"

Objectives: To demonstrate the capacity of Vegro® to improve the efficacy of the fungicides at helping to reduce the Bacterial spots on Pepper and also to promote a more natural agriculture. Main parameters monitored for this study: Pressure disease (severity); Yield (weight & fruit counts) and fruit size distribution.

Results:

-13%

Bacterial spot severity in [T3] Vegro® with no fungicides

-25%

Bacterial spot severity in [T5] Vegro® +Fungicides

+80%

More Fruit count [T3] Vegro® + NO fungicides

+138%

More Fruit count [T5] Vegro®+fungicides

+52%

More fruit weight [T3] Vegro® + NO Fungicides

+99%

More Fruit weight [T5] Vegro® + Fungicides

83%

More packout in [T3] Vegro® + NO Fungicides

+87%

More packout in [T5] Vegro® + Fungicides

13%

Waste for [T5] Vegro®+ fungicides (smalls & trash)

51%

Waste for [T1] Ctrl with no fungicides (smalls & trash)

0%

Vegro® is zero Phytotoxicity
Veggies - Watermelon special

Veggies - Watermelon special "Quality Yield and Gummy Stem Blight" disease

Objectives: A genuine agronomic and scientific study, to demonstrate when applied by foliar the ability of VEGRO® to improve the efficacy of the fungicides by better controlling the gummy stem blight reduction. In the meantime, it will help to grow more quality yield and more natural. Main parameters monitored for this study: Pressure disease on GSB, Yield (weight & unit pieces counts).

Results:

-16.3%

Gummy Stem Blight reduction Vegro Vs Grower Std

+18.5 Lbs

More weight count Vegro Vs Grower Std

0%

Vegro® is zero Phytotoxicity

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